NOTICE: The FLAS Fellowship application deadline for Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 is now open! Applications are due by January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. Apply here!

Looking for ways to fund your education or research? Check out the information below to explore a number of options and resources available at UW and outside. Be sure to check back for regular updates on upcoming information sessions & other timely news!

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Chinese Language Fellowship Program

January 20, 2020 (Deadline)

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) is a nationwide initiative designed to support American PhD students in political science so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training and improve their expertise and understanding.

The National Bureau of Asian Research is looking for emerging China scholars interested in informing U.S. public policy and training successive cohorts of American experts. Fellows will participate in a one-year intensive language program to help them acquire outstanding Chinese language skills. The Chinese Language Fellowship award is designed to cover all tuition and other registration/visa fees related to a student’s intensive Chinese language program, as well as to provide a stipend to cover basic living and travel costs.

Qualified applicants for the fellowship will:

·         Be a student in a PhD program in political science, with a focus on China, at a U.S. university. (In exceptional cases, the Selection Committee may review applications from PhD students in other policy-relevant academic disciplines, such as modern history or international political economy.)

·         Demonstrate an intermediate Chinese language ability (e.g., through transcripts from classes taken and/or the results of language assessment tests) and a clear commitment to expand their Chinese language skills. The fellowship is NOT intended to help beginner students of Chinese.

·         Desire to advance public policy toward China through improved expertise and understanding, or to contribute to scholarly research and teaching on China in order to develop future generations of China specialists.

·         Be a U.S. citizen.

Learn more and apply here. For any questions, please reach out to

Council of American Overseas Research Centers Fellowship

January 23, 2020

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018-2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

Learn more here!


Academy of International Business (AIB): U.S. West Chapter 2020 Conference Scholarship

January 27, 2020 (Deadline)

The Academy of International Business: U.S. West Chapter 2020 Annual Conference, is approaching soon, taking place February 27-29, 2020, hosted by San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business in San Diego, California, USA. This year’s conference theme is “Migration and International Business: Theory and Practice”. The CIBERs at San Diego State University, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, Brigham Young University, and University of Colorado Denver will host a session at the conference.

The 2020 AIB US-West Conference will feature some of the following activities:

  • Competitive Papers and Panel Sessions on leading issues in international business.
  • Special track on “Gender in International Business” sponsored by WAIB.
  • Paper Development Workshop (PDW) and Meet the Editor Session sponsored by the Journal of World Business.
  • Pedagogy Sessions for participants seeking to enhance their teaching of international business.
  • Awards: The conference will recognize Best Papers and Best Student Paper.
  • Conference Proceedings: Opportunity to include your Abstract or Full Paper in a Conference Proceedings (electronic copy only).

Click here to register for the conference.

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualifying faculty participants on a first come, first served basis, courtesy of the CIBERs at San Diego State University, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, Brigham Young University, and University of Colorado Denver, to assist with registration and travel costs.

Registration cost assistance scholarships ($200 each) will be given to faculty of 4-year institutions, while Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges are eligible for scholarships to assist with registration and travel costs ($500 each). Scholarship applications must be submitted by January 27, 2020. To apply for a scholarship, click here. For more information regarding scholarships, email


David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

January 29, 2020 (National Deadline)

Funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and regions that are underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for dseaomestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Please review the budget guidelines for more information.

Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of 12 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

Learn more here!

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

January 31, 2020 (Deadline)

The FLAS Fellowship application deadline for Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 is now open! Applications are due by January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. 

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.   Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the six National Resource Centers of the University of Washington will offer Academic Year and Summer FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

Arabic –Bangla –Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Burmese –Chinese –Hebrew –Hindi –Indigenous languages spoken in Canada –Indonesian –Inuktitut –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Persian –Portuguese –Russian – Swahili –Tagalog –Thai –Turkish –Urdu -Uyghur –Vietnamese    Graduate Students Only: French (intermediate or advanced only)


The FLAS Fellowship is available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  It is available to students who will study one of the listed foreign languages at the intermediate or advanced level while receiving the fellowship.  More on eligibility…

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2,500 living stipend

Applicants should carefully read all FLAS guidelines, including Center-specific guidelines, before applying.  If you have any questions, contact

Seattle-Nantes Sister City Scholarship

February 1, 2020 (Submission Deadline)

The Seattle-Nantes Sister City Associationoffers three scholarships to Washington State residents who are studying French and who plan to study in Washington or Nantes.

Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

College students and graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of French in a college or university in Washington are encouraged to apply. The scholarship honors candidates with a lasting passion and successful academic studies in the French language and culture.

Frances Bennett Scholarship

College students and graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of French in a college or university in Washington are encouraged to apply. The Frances Bennett Scholarship is awarded to candidates who have a passion for the French language and culture and want to pass on their love of French to others. The scholarship honors candidates who plan to enter a service profession such as teaching or medicine or have overcome significant hardship in order to continue their studies.

Goldmark Scholarship

College or university students in Washington planning to study in Nantes, France are encouraged to apply. The scholarship honors candidates who have a commitment to sharing the ties between Seattle and Nantes.

Learn more about the scholarships they offer here.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

February 4, 2020 (Deadline)

The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week program at Howard University that helps prepare undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Students learn about different career paths, both inside and outside of government, with an emphasis on careers in the U.S. Department of State.  They hone professional skills needed to be competitive for and succeed in careers of international service. It includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits and meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. The program pays for tuition, room, board, transportation, and also provides a stipend. It runs from mid-June until late July.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A comprehensive GPA of at least 3.2
  • Full-time undergraduate student status with at least sophomore status at the time of the application deadline

The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Find out more here.

Boren Scholarships

February 5, 2020 (Deadline)

Scholarships like the Boren and CLS provide funding to students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” by the US State department. This information session will provide an overview of each of these scholarships and insights on how to develop a competitive application. Read more here!

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 – 12 months

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

Department of Global Health Fellowships

March 16, 2020 (Deadline)

Are you a student or trainee at the University of Washington? Are you interested in international fieldwork, research, clinical experiences, or practicum? Are you interested in receiving funding from the Dept of Global Health and other sources to support such work?

Learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences and other funding opportunities in the UW:

  • Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange Fellowship
  • Strengthening Care Opportunities Through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

The Fellowship Application will be available February 3, 2020 and will close March 16, 2020 at noon.

Find out more information here!

download the Funding For Fieldwork Flyer

UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

April 6, 2020 (Deadline)

UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington. Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while the Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. Apply by April 6,2020!

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

April 20, 2020 (Deadline)

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

The Scholarship

The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

May 1, 2020 (Deadline)

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.

Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies. The application should clearly explain the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the project and show how it will expand or enhance existing theory, knowledge, or data collection and help to advance the Foundation’s mission.

Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:

  • Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
  • How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
  • Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals on Community Associations
  • Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
  • How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
  • Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment

The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund Scholarships

May 15, 2020 (Deadline)

Provides educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development. Two of the grants are open to women in any discipline. Find out more here!

Global Fellowships  //  Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships

Now is the perfect time for rising seniors and soon-to-be bachelor’s alums to plan and apply for fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.  There are a lot of opportunities open and we have 3 great ways for interested students to learn more and to get started!

Attend a Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships Information Session to learn about research, study and teaching abroad programs.
Sign up for Global Fellowships Prep to connect with advisors and gain access to tools to support your fellowship application process. Learn more here!

Global Fellowships Prep brings together UW students (undergraduates–especially juniors and seniors, bachelor’s alumni, grad/professional students and alumni) to explore post-graduate fellowships for 2020-2021. These fellowships support graduate school, research, creative work, community-based projects, and English teaching primarily abroad. We have also included a few opportunities that support students staying in the U.S. Most of the scholarships relevant to these activities have similar application processes, and all of them have deadlines that fall between September-November 2019 to fund activities during the 2020-21 academic year.

If you’re thinking about what you will be doing in 2020-21, whether you’ll have graduated by that point and are looking for “gap” year experiences, whether you’re looking to start grad school in fall 2020, or whether you’re already in grad school and are looking for opportunities to extend your work beyond UW, join us to explore those options and more. First-year and sophomore undergraduates are also encouraged to join us to learn about these opportunities early and strategically plan and prepare for a future application.

Looking for more? Click here to look at previously offered scholarships.


Further Resources:

NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Also check out this list of scholarships that aren’t just for study abroad. Scholarships that help you go to school apply to study abroad!